The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company hosted a Youth Circle event aimed at helping young Emiratis develop leadership skills on an offshore platform.
The Role of UAE Youths in Driving Sustainable Business event was hosted on the Umm Lulu offshore platform, one of the world's biggest offshore platforms and part of the infrastructure for a field that it set to achieve a production capacity of more than 100,000 barrels per day this year.
“Adnoc is proud to play a leading role in developing and empowering the next generation of highly skilled and talented Emirati youths who will be the driving force of Adnoc and the UAE’s future success," said Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Adnoc group chief executive and UAE Minister of State.
"We are pleased that many of our youths are managing key projects across our offices and sites, and actively contributing to our strong operational and financial performance."
The UAE accounts for about 4 per cent of global oil production, with much of the output from fields owned and managed by Adnoc. The state-owned company has a target to boost its production from 4 million barrels per day at the end of this year to 5 million barrels per day by 2030.
The Youth Circle is an initiative that was launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, UAE vice president and ruler of Dubai.
The event on the Umm Lulu platform was the first in a series planned for this year by Adnoc's Youth Council. It was also hosted by UAE Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Shamma al Mazrui, and the director-general of the Federal Youth Authority, Saeed Al Nazari.
“Youth are the growing majority of ADNOC’s employees and we are proud to witness their leading role in shaping the oil and gas industry of our nation today," Ms Al Mazrui said.
“Today, we are pleased to be among the creative young cadres in the oil and gas sector," said Mr Al Nazari. "Harvesting these fields will not bear fruit without their hard work and perseverance.”